Portrait photography

Anthony Epes on street portrait photography: “My most effective tool is the smile” | Guardian Master Classes

Some of the best photographs in history are street portraits – think of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “frank photography” in European cities, or Diane Arbus’ iconic images of foreigners in the United States. In front of his brand new Masterclass, we asked Guardian photographer Anthony Epes for his tips for photographing strangers. In his words, “Taking a […]

Portrait photography

Selfies and the history of self-portrait photography

Selfies – the Oxford Word of the Year for 2013 – is a neologism defined as “a photograph one has taken of oneself, usually taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social networking website”. The emergence of this phenomenon a few years ago was therefore dependent on advances in digital photography and […]